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Young Scientist Award: Lenzing’s prize for innovative solutions in the fiber and textile industry

The Lenzing Group, a world-leading provider of specialty fibers for the textile and nonwoven industries, is set to present the Young Scientist Award for outstanding research in the field of fibers and textiles again in 2023. Bachelor’s and master’s degree students will have the opportunity to submit their scientific work in the categories of fashion and circularity, textile recycling and the innovative use of biobased fibers to a jury of well-known industry experts.
  • Lenzing to present awards for research in several categories again in 2023
  • Competition for bachelor’s and master’s degree students – awards ceremony at the Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress
  • Deadline for applications is July 16, 2023
  • Each winning project will receive a prize of EUR 5,000

The jury consists of Karla Magruder (Founder of Acceleration Circularity), Friedericke von Wedel-Parlow (Beneficial Design Institute Berlin) and Dieter Eichinger (Head of Standardization and Innovation, Secretary-General of BISFA). All winning projects will be duly awarded a cash prize of EUR 5,000 at the 62nd Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (GFC), which is organized by the Austrian Fibers Institute and will take place from September 13 to 15, 2023. The Institute focuses on issues relating to the future such as fiber innovations, sustainability and circularity, which will also be on the agenda at the GFC. The aim of the Young Scientist Award is to promote the students’ work and create a platform for networking with the textile and fiber industry.

“As one of the leading innovators in sustainably produced fibers and wovens for decades, Lenzing is best positioned to make a real difference and create a better future for the generations to come. Driving research and development forward and supporting young scientists in realizing their ideas at all times is not just a matter that is close to our heart. We are convinced that innovation and technological progress are vital to our success in tackling the pressing environmental challenges we face”, says Robert van de Kerkhof, Member of the Managing Board at the Lenzing Group and President of the Austrian Fibers Institute.

Applicants for the Young Scientist Award can submit their work (final-year projects, papers etc.) in English between December 09, 2022 and July 16, 2023 to the following e-mail address: YSA2023@lenzing.com.

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CCO Robert van de Kerkhof © 2022 Lenzing

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